My dad had been shortstop when he was in college, and you know, when you're a kid, you want to be just like your dad.
You tell me you want to race down the street, I'm going to try to beat you. My grandmother asks me to race down the street, I'm going to try to beat her. And I'll probably enjoy it. Competitive to a fault, sometimes.
Don't get me wrong; it's not like I didn't go out and have fun. But there's been a lot of players that come to New York and get caught up in the lifestyle, and before you know it, they're sent away to another team because it affected their performance.
Surround yourself with good people. People who are going to be honest with you and look out for your best interests.